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We found 6 providers matching cardiac resynchronization therapy and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Roseville, MI.

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Dr. Majid Mahdi Al Zagoum, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18303 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Majid Alzagoum works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Alzagoum's areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alzagoum accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashish Gangasani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
25195 Kelly Road; Suite A
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Ashish Gangasani is an adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Gangasani attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gangasani takes. Dr. Gangasani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, St. John's Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $916
  • Medicare Cost: $508
Dr. Mohamed K Ajjour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18303 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Mohamed Ajjour is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajjour include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajjour's education and training includes medical school at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Ajjour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Anthony Barbish, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18303 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Brian Barbish practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Roseville, MI and Clinton Township, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Barbish graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Dr. Barbish accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Vamshidhar D Guduguntla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
25195 Kelly Road; Suite A
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Vamshidhar Guduguntla is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Roseville, MI and Detroit, MI. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and ankle brachial index (ABI). Dr. Guduguntla honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Guduguntla (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Luay Sayed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14049 East 13 Mile Road; Suite 1
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Luay Sayed is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Sayed's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sayed's training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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What is Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)?

A cardiac resynchronization therapy device, also known as a CRT or biventricular pacemaker, is a kind of pacemaker that can help the heart work more effectively. In certain kinds of heart failure, the ventricles, or larger chambers in the heart, stop working together. When they are no longer in synch, the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. CRT can help keep the heartbeat regular and the ventricles contracting at the same time.

Just as with a standard pacemaker, a biventricular pacemaker consists of a small battery pack and electrical leads, or small wires that conduct electricity to the heart. CRT pacemakers have two or three leads, placed in the upper and lower chambers of the heart. The device measures the contractions of the heart, and if the heart begins to beat out of time it will send small, rhythmic pulses of electricity to resynchronize (hence the name “cardiac resynchronization therapy) the contractions. This allows the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body more efficiently. Sometimes a CRT is combined with a different kind of device called an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or ICD, which uses a higher burst of energy to restart the heart if it stops suddenly.

When a biventricular pacemaker is inserted, the wire leads are usually placed via a small incision near the shoulder, then threaded through a vein to the heart. The battery pack is placed under the skin of the chest near the collarbone. Once everything is in place, the leads are connected to the battery, and the CRT can begin helping the heart beat correctly.

It is normal to experience swelling and discomfort as the incisions from surgery heal. It takes time for the heart to adjust to the pacemaker, so vigorous activity should be kept to a minimum for the first few weeks. Strong magnetic fields may affect how the CRT functions, so you may be advised to avoid them. As your heart begins to pump blood more effectively, you should soon begin to feel stronger and less fatigued.